Molly Snow, ISA CAPP, Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts


Molly Snow
ISA member since Jan 01, 1998

(205) 872-7414 (Mobile)

52 Guildswood
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 map

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Owner of MWS Appraisals, private practice, Alabama

Continuous work as a personal property appraiser of antiques, decorative arts and general household items(1998 to present)

Insurance Valuation, Estate Valuation, Equitable Distribution, Donation, and Damage Claims Appraisals

Representation and consultation to buyers and sellers

EDUCATION: (Courses of study pertaining specifically to the study of antiques and/or appraising.)

Personal Property Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course: A Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.15-Hour Course (2009); 7-Hour Course (Update 2020 - 2021)

ISA- Appraising in the World of High-Net-Worth Individuals (2018)

ISA-Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Membership Status (CAPP) Successfully completed a comprehensive and thorough program and exam on the Principles and Procedures of Appraising to the satisfaction of the designated committees of the Society. (2007) 

ISA-Requalification Course: An update on appraising and report writing. Emphasis placed on new regulations and standards, report writing skills, research resources, and methodology. (2017, 2012, 2005)

ISA-Appraisal of Antiques, Furnishings + Decorative Arts Course: How to properly identify and value items, analyze methods of construction and manufacturing, and identify quality, age, and design characteristics of periods and styles. (2000)

ISA-Core Course in Appraisal Studies: An appraisal methodology course for personal property appraising including appraisal objectives, intended uses, market identification and analysis, research methods and skills, ethics and professional conduct, and a detailed presentation of report formats and checklists. (1998)

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, TUSCALOOSA, AL : Bachelor of Science in Home Economics

Continuing Education (specifically pertaining to appraising and the fine and decorative arts)

Celebrating Chippendale's Tercentenary, study trip abroad with the Decorative Arts Trust (2018)

Annual Tuscaloosa Antique Symposium, Tuscaloosa, AL; organized and implemented by myself featuring renowned scholars and recognized experts in the fields of the fine and decorative arts. Speakers from Winterthur, Colonial Williamsburg,Historic Deerfield,The White House,The Metropolitan Museum,The Philadelphia Museum of Art,The Museum of Fine Arts Boston,The High Museum,The Carnegie Museum of Art,The Corning Museum of Glass,The New Bedford Museum of Glass,The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Program Smithsonian Institution,Sothebys, Northeast Auctions,Brunk Auctions,Neal Auction,along with independentscholars, historians,and authors participated.  Attendees traveled great distances and regularly came from as many as 26 different states per year. (2009, 2003-2007) 

Antique Forums: Colonial Williamsburg, Winterthur Museum, Charleston, New Orleans, Natchez, and those organized by the Foundation for Appraisal Education

ISA and AAA (Appraiser's Association of America) National Conferences and Webinars


Distinguished Service Award, Foundation for Appraisal Education ( 2015 )

Board of Directors, Foundation for Appraisal Education (2009-2014)

Outstanding Member of the Year Award, ISA (2008)

National Chairman, Conference Planning, Baltimore, MD, ISA (2008) 

Distinguished Service Award, Outstanding Promotion of the Appraisal ProfessionISA (2005) 

Special Recognition,Tuscaloosa Antique Symposium, by both ISA and AAA National Appraisal Organizations (2003, 2004)



  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Silver


  • Consultant
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Estate Evaluations
  • Insurance Claims
  • Non-Cash Charitable Donations

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Ceramics
  • Decorative Arts & Accessories
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Silver

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